Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, is generally regarded as the national poet of Scotland. His birth on 25th January 1759 is widely celebrated in Scotland and further afield. Normally his poetry and speeches are enhanced by a modicum of alcohol, often whisky.
But we are a Scottish Country dance club, and we do things a little differently. Yes, we have a good Scottish style meal, with best Edinburgh (Macsween’s) haggis (both meat and veggie available), Bashit Neeps (also known as turnip in Scotland, and swede in its lower shires), and Champit Tatties (spuds, or potatoes to the well heeled). The Chieftain haggis is very honourably dispensed with by the dirk and sword of our own Keith Muirhead to apposite Burns poetry. But no speeches; correct no speeches!!!
We are a Scottish Country dance club, and we dance between courses. But dancing experience is not necessary!! We have a “caller” – that is what we Scots call the dance teacher, Margaret Lambourne, who walks and talks us through each dance before we dance it. Come and try us; it’s a fun evening.
Our Ceilidh will be held at the British School at Leidschenveen 2493 WZ on Friday 25th January 2019. Contact Marion 06-5117 3229 or Ian 06-8009 7911 to reserve your place. Tickets are €40 for a night of music, Scottish Country dancing, sufficient refreshments, and wonderful Scottish food. Dress code is smart casual, with kilts always welcome. Tickets are available now.